Anthony Martial expected to miss Man United vs Southampton: report

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Manchester United take on Southampton on Saturday, with the Red Devils heading to the South Coast for the lunchtime kick-off.

It’s a game that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils simply must win as they look to send out a message to prove that the game against Crystal Palace was only a blip.

Before the encounter, the Old Trafford outfit have been dealt some pretty bad news. The story comes from Jamie Jackson, who writes for The Guardian. He states that the 23-year-old Anthony Martial is expected to miss the game – dealing Solskjaer a major injury blow…

Martial has been in excellent form to start off the season, scoring two and looking menacing in the process. To lose him, particularly as we’re so thin in terms of numbers for a must-win game…

It’s tough. Does Ole Gunnar Solskjaer throw young Mason Greenwood into the mix? Or does he give the opportunity to a struggling Alexis Sanchez?

Marcus Rashford will now likely lead the line and it does guarantee more playing time for Daniel James, who has looked effective – particularly on the counter-attack.

The good news in all of this is that an international break follows the Southampton game so Martial will have a fortnight to get himself fit.

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